Monday, September 24, 2018

Poster at Rally

Yesterday I posted three portraits of Minnesota women who are running for office to represent our state. The rally was held on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.  It was heartening to see the number of students who attended and who appeared to be interested in political action. Although this is not a mural, it certainly is a poster with a message!

Linking to Monday Mural

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Political Rally

On the first day to vote by absentee ballot, students at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus, held a well-attended rally in front of Northrup Auditorium last Friday.

Senator Tina Smith addressing the students

Christine "Tina" Flint Smith is an American politician and former businesswoman serving as the junior United States Senator from Minnesota since 2018, filling the seat vacated by Al Franken. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party. Wikipedia

 Catherine Cortez Masto, junior Senator from Nevada, joined her colleague Tina Smith to encourage the students to exercise their right to vote!

Catherine Marie Cortez Masto is an American attorney and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Nevada since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of Nevada. Wikipedia

Peggy Flanagan, candidate for lieutenant governor, addressed the students as a fellow graduate (2002) of the University.

Peggy Flanagan is an American political activist and politician in Minnesota, serving as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives since 2015. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represents District 46A in the western Twin Cities metropolitan area. Wikipedia

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Busy as a Bee!

Busy as a Bee!  Whenever I go to Longfellow Garden, it's there!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Rain on the Petals

Although we are not as wet as the Carolinas, we have had a great deal of rain the last few days. Too many homeowners are complaining about water in their basement; fortunately we had ours waterproofed a few years ago so we are okay. Trees, shrubs and flowers don't seem to mind!  This blossom is one of many I have seen that enjoy the raindrops on their petals!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A Peaceful Scene

It has been raining for two days now, the temperature has dipped, and it seems that summer is definitely winding down. This peaceful scene is in Mattock's Park, a small but lovely place close to my home.  I discovered today that this is the park where Charles Schultz used to play as a child. Funny that there aren't any Schultz characters here as there are in other parts of the city.  I'll have to call the Park and Recreation Department to suggest that they remedy that fact at this location.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mattock Park Sign

With our emphasis on good health, this is a good sign of our community's effort to help its citizens to achieve that goal. A wonderful public service plus it's free!!

Linking to signs, signs

Monday, September 17, 2018

Pretty! Pretty!

 Every summer the homeowner in the house on the corner of Wellesley and Fairview in St. Paul displays a gorgeous planter of red geraniums.  All summer so far I have been intending to stop, and today I managed to take some time to photograph them.  Earlier in the summer, the flowers were more abundant and in full bloom, but now at the end of the season, the planter and blossoms are still impressive. The best part is the predictability, and my pleasure in seeing them!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Interesting Creatures

I am not a very good naturalist when it comes to identification; what is this interesting creature?

Linking to Saturday's Critters & Camera Critters

Friday, September 14, 2018

Nature Walks

Knowing that our delightful warm weather will soon be chased away by cooler days and followed savagely by ice and snow, I have been taking advantage of all the natural delights I see on daily walks. Wild Wendy joins me and, I think, loves it as much as I!